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Adopting a new normal: reasons to shift to a green economy in the post Covid-19 World

Our future – including our ability to fight pandemics, among other risks – depends largely on our efforts to protect our environment and combat climate change. So, to me, the issue that will best…  


Green economy a post-outbreak global objective

As the global battle against COVID-19 continues, countries around the world face enormous pressure in dealing with the wide-ranging consequences of the pandemic which extend far beyond health. The…  


Innovative Finance for Children and Young People

To help finance the needs of children, UNICEF and UNDP are developing a Child Bond Standard, that will cover the areas of education, health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene. The standard will…  


Every Mask Counts: Leading Emergency Procurement for UNDP China during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The seriousness of the situation became palpable over the Chinese New Year time. Like everyone else, I had gone home for the holiday, but the mood in my house was anything but cheerful.  


China's COVID-19 Experience

China's approach and measures offer important lessons for other countries that are now facing COVID-19 and its economic, social and environmental impacts.  


UNDP procures urgent medical supplies for developing countries from China

Over the last month, as the crisis brought on by COVID-19 has stabilized in China, UNDP China has been shifting its response efforts to supporting other developing countries by helping with the…  


Issue Brief - Universal Basic Income – Findings from China & Implications for Responses in COVID-19

The world economy risks recession, driven by the growing COVID-19 pandemic. Amid a global public health emergency, UBI and UBI-like interventions can be considered as part of a one-off stimulus…  


How Gender Inequality Harms Our COVID-19 Recovery – Views From China

The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is an unprecedented crisis, changing life for everyone on earth. Large parts of humanity are in lockdown. At the time of publication, more than 1.6 million people …  


Assessment Report on Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Chinese Enterprises

This report assesses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on POEs and SMEs and their ability to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report provides recommendations to relevant…  


Universal Basic Income in China

This report on UBI explores possible policy responses in China from two dimensions: behavioral insights and economic insights. The behavioral component looks at the social perspective and interprets…  

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